2010 Paralympic Hopeful Selected for T-Base Communications 2008/09 Athletic Sponsorship

    OTTAWA, Sept. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - With this summer's Paralympic Games set to
open in just under a week's time, T-Base Communications announced today that
2010 Winter Paralympic hopeful, Margarita Gorbounova, has been selected as
this year's Blind or Partially Sighted Athletic Sponsorship recipient.
    Gorbounova, a partially sighted cross-country skier, competes with
primary guide Sarah Mamen in a number of varying distances, from sprints
(1 km) up to long distance (15 km). At 24, Margarita has been competing in the
sport for three years, and has managed to balance her academic studies with
frequent National team training camps and competitions in both Canada and
Europe. While it has not been a primary focus to date, Margarita also hopes to
begin racing competitively in the biathlon going forward.
    "Short term, I'm hoping to qualify for the World Championships in
Finland, and World Cups in Canada and Sweden. Long term, it is my hope that
these competitions can act as a stepping stone towards my goal of representing
Canada at the 2010 Paralympics in British Columbia," said Gorbounova. "I'm
excited that T-Base shares my vision".
    Now in it's third term, the annual sponsorship aims to provide recipients
with required materials in alternate formats, T-Base Communications core
business, as well as to gain athletes exposure to successes in their sport.
Last year's recipient, Jason Dunkerley, is currently preparing to compete for
Canada in the 800m and 1500m track events at the upcoming Paralympic Games in
Beijing, China.
    "We continue to be impressed by the undeniable passion, ability, and
determination demonstrated by these athletes," said Sharlyn Ayotte, President
and CEO of T-Base Communications. "We are thrilled to have the unique
opportunity to follow Margarita's journey, and to congratulate her for her
accomplishments in some way," adds Ayotte.

    About T-Base Communications

    Specializing in website accessibility, braille, large print, e-Text and
audio, T-Base Communications provides alternative format solutions, assisting
government and Fortune 500 companies to communicate with their customers who
cannot access information in conventional ways. Working with the most
progressive companies globally, T-Base converts conventionally printed
statements and documents into alternate formats, providing leading
organizations the opportunity to reach a wider audience while simultaneously
meeting the diverse information needs of their client base. For more
information about T-Base Communications, visit www.tbase.com.

For further information:

For further information: Deanna White, Media Relations, T-Base
Communications, Inc., (613) 236-0866 Ext. 231, dwhite@tbase.com

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